Happy Birthday Mr. Godiva: 38 Reasons to Love You

On this day 38 years ago you were born, and eight years ago God allowed our paths to cross briefly. Two years ago, I believe he gave us the okay to go ahead and see what life could be like alongside each other. #mybestfriend Next to you, I have learned about the depths of love, and the great challenges it will produce in a selfish heart that longs to know its beauty. #talkingaboutme I think it is only fitting that on your birthday I share at least 38 Reasons Why I Love You:

  1. Your love for God produces a genuine love for others inside of you.
  2. Your wisdom has guided me in moments of uncertainty.
  3. Your laugh makes me feel like i’m the funniest person on earth.
  4. Your compassion for others challenges me to give more away daily.
  5. Your patience never cease to amaze me.
  6. Your passion. You manage to put it into everything you touch.
  7. You protect those you love.
  8. You are a visionary.
  9. Your leadership can be trusted.
  10. You are a humble man.
  11. You are pleasant to the eyes and nice to touch.
  12. You are quick to listen and slow to speak.
  13. You are an over-comer, and you manage to make the best out of adversity.
  14. You are straightforward, and there is no guessing where you stand on a matter.
  15. You are a giver, and you do not mind helping when you can.
  16. You love my family as your own.
  17. You are a family man.
  18. You are an amazing chef!
  19. You are a wonderful teacher.
  20. You are gentle with those who need it.
  21. You are bold when the time calls for it.
  22. You are absolutely comfortable in your milk chocolate skin.
  23. You have the best walk I have ever seen! LOL
  24. You are willing to admit when you are wrong, and you are not too prideful to apologize.
  25. You are strong.
  26. You allow me to be myself, and you challenge me to be better than I was the day before.
  27. You do everything with a spirit of excellence.
  28. You are driven, and your dreams will manifest because of your drive.
  29. You are a hard worker.
  30. You are great at solving the problems I cause. LOL #computerstuff
  31. You have the heart of a warrior, and you fight for what you believe in and what you love.
  32. Your voice. It make my heart do strange things when you speak.
  33. Your food is amazing.
  34. You are a good steward of your body. #musclesandstuff
  35. You are not comfortable with being average, and you make every effort to be a better man daily.
  36. You are a man of great faith, and this year will be a great year for you.
  37. Your arms! They are my favorite place.
  38.  Your story. Everything I have learned about you is further proof that God exist. The fact that you are all of these wonderful things in spite of your past makes me so excited about your future.

Mr. Godiva my prayer for you is that God would cause the uncertain parts of your life to make sense now more than ever. I pray that as all of the pieces come together, you will find yourself overjoyed by His goodness, favor, love, and kindness in your life. Your life has definitely been a gift to mine, and I pray that it will be a gift to all who encounter you. You are an amazing human being, and I’m truly grateful to know you!!! I cannot wait until the world experiences your A.R.T!!!! Happy Birthday!!!-Charity Israel

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